AS 8005 pdf download.Accessories for child restraints used in motor vehicles
This Standard specifies requirements for the design, construction and performance of, and test methods for, accessories and add-on devices to be used with child restraints, and accessories that are to be used to improve the comfort or fit of seatbelts when used with child restraints. Accessories covered in this Standard include the following: (a) Accessories designed to substitute for existing components of a child restraint (e.g. covers). (b) Accessories designed to enhance a child’s comfort. (c) Accessories designed to provide entertainment. (d) Storage accessories. (e) Accessories for restraint fitment to some vehicles, or in some circumstances, to limit the propensity for a child to be able to unbuckle themselves from a restraint inappropriately. (f) Accessories designed to alert the driver that a child has been left in the vehicle. NOTE 1 Accessories covered by this Standard may be suitable for use with child restraints when transporting children with disabilities or medical conditions. Refer to AS/NZS 4370 for specific guidance. Accessories not covered in this Standard include the following: (i) Some accessories that adapt adult seatbelts to better fit a child or to convert a lap sash to a lap only belt, which may be considered as Type H converters. NOTE 2 Refer to AS/NZS 1754 for guidance on Type H converters. (ii) Replacement parts for items supplied by a manufacturer that form part of the restraint covered by AS/NZS 1754. (iii) Accessories that are designed to be permanently fitted to a vehicle to allow for child restraint installation. (iv) Accessories intended for vehicle occupants over 16 years of age. (v) Straps that include fittings for connection to ISOFIX low anchorages in vehicles. NOTE 3 Refer to AS/NZS 1754 for guidance on the use of connection straps with ISOFIX low anchorage attachment systems.
This Standard is intended to supplement the requirements of and shall be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 1754. Clarification of any requirement in this Standard may be possible with reference to AS/NZS 1754. NOTE 1 The Consumer Protection Notice No. 3 of 2014 makes mandatory many of the requirements set out in AS/NZS 1754, including requirements relating to certain components used with, or to anchor, child restraints. This Notice is available from the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission. Accessories shall conform to the general requirements in Sections 2, 3 and 4, and with the specific requirements of the Section(s) appropriate to the relevant category of accessory. Requirements for specific categories of accessory are set out in Sections 5 to 13.Some requirements and test methods in this standard reference AS/NZS ISO 8124.1. In some instances the accessory may also be considered a toy and other standards may be applicable. NOTE 2 The Consumer Protection Notice No.5 of 2010 sets out mandatory requirements for toys containing magnets to meet certain requirements of AS/NZS ISO 8124.1. This notice is available from the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission. NOTE 3 The Consumer Protection Notice No. 14 of 2003 sets out the mandatory requirements for toys for children up to and including 36 months to meet certain requirements of AS/NZS ISO 8124.1. This notice is available from the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission.
1.4 Terms and definitions
For the purpose of this document, the terms and definitions given in AS/NZS 1754 and those below apply. 1.4.1 accessories parts that may be added to or removed from a child restraint in normal use 1.4.2 actuation surface surface area of a quick-release device that is pressed or pulled to activate the device 1.4.3 adjuster device that provides the means of adjustment 1.4.4 anchorage components terminal parts of a child restraint design for attachment to a vehicle or seat 1.4.5 anchorage point part of a vehicle at which the restraining forces from the anchorage component are transferred to the vehicle 1.4.6 attachment clip device that allows the child restraint to be quickly and conveniently attached to and removed from a vehicle 1.4.7 authority body that has legal powers and rights 1.4.8 booster seat device used for raising the child’s position in the motor vehicle and adapting an adult seatbelt to make it suitable for a child, and having a back above the seating plane